The Health Secretary (SSa) updated this Friday the Epidemiological Traffic Light for COVID-19, which will be in force from November 16 to 22.
For said period, the entities that are in Red color (maximum risk of contagion) are Chihuahua and Durango.
In Orange, which indicates a high risk of contagion, the states of Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Coahuila, Colima, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Yucatán and Zacatecas.
Also, the Mexico City is found in orange traffic light; However, given the increase in hospital occupancy, the capital authorities decided to add an alert.
Meanwhile, the yellow color houses Chiapas, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala and Veracruz. As for several weeks now, the only state in the country that is in green traffic light, low risk of contagion, is Campeche.
Given the increase registered in Mexico City, from November 16 to 22 a series of restrictions will be implemented to prevent the entity from transitioning to the color red.
This was reported Claudia Sheinbaum, head of the capital’s government, who also announced that with this determination the program “reopens” is suspended for a period of 15 days: strategy to temporarily convert bars and clubs into restaurants and inns.
Another measure that was taken was to reduce hours of service in gyms, cinemas, theaters, nightclubs, museums, aquariums and casinos, from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
“Even when we are below 50% hospital occupancy, what is relevant is precisely that the growth trend has changed, this puts us on a greater alert, because we do not want to exceed hospital capacity and we do not want to return to the red traffic light”, said the capital president.
The federal Ministry of Health (SSa) reported that until this Friday, November 13, they have been counted 177,396 accumulated positive cases and 16,105 deaths from COVID-19 in Mexico City. These figures are part of the national statistics, in which they were recorded 997,393 infections Y 97,624 deaths from the first case registered in the country.
As for the patients who reported symptoms in the last 14 days, they reported 27,167 in Mexico.
“Mexico City and Nuevo León are the entities with the highest number of active cases, followed by, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Coahuila, Durango, Jalisco, State of Mexico and Zacatecas, as the entities that collectively concentrate the 66% of active cases in the country.”, refers to the daily technical statement issued by the health agency.
During the afternoon conference this Friday, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, congratulated Sheinbaum Pardo already Olivia Arellano, head of the Secretariat of Health of Mexico City (Sedesa), for the actions implemented in response to the increase in the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
I want to congratulate Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum, on behalf of the entire federal group, because she has done an excellent job of personal surveillance, with her Secretary of Health, Dr. Oliva López Arellano, they have been very aware of what is happening with COVID-19 in Mexico City
“Let’s remember, we have said it many times, Mexico City is the most complex area of the country to control, because, together with the metropolitan area in the State of Mexico, it has the highest concentration, almost a quarter of the country’s population is here, it is also a zone of high mobility and high density, the number of people per square kilometer is greater than in any other part of the country. ”, added the official.
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